Get an overview of this hotel4-star beach hotel with a conference center


Located in Durban, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Durban Funworld, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, and uShaka Marine World. South Beach and Dairy Beach are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a train station pick-up service and complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access.

Room Amenities

All 101 rooms feature comforts like Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding, while conveniences include living rooms and coffee makers. Free WiFi and minibars are standard, as are LED TVs with satellite channels.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 4-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Victorian hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a theme park shuttle. Complimentary valet parking is available on site.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward has designated areas for smoking.

  • Total number of rooms - 101 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1911 
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference center 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Separate living room  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Separate living room 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • HDTV 
  • Tempur-Pedic mattress 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Desk 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Brasserie Restaurant - This beachfront buffet restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed

Parking height restrictions apply


A city/local tax will be charged
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 175 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 150 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 60.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Protea Hotel Edward Durban
  • Protea Hotel Marriott Edward
  • Protea Marriott Durban Edward
  • Protea Marriott Edward
  • Edward Protea Hotel
  • Protea Edward
  • Protea Edward Durban
  • Protea Hotel Marriott Durban Edward

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, airport, and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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3.7 out of 5
81% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
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Location and my needs

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Location to the beach and taxi distances to my destinations made it central. Staff were pleasant but at times need to focus on sharp delivery, quick and efficient presentation.
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Location, location, location

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Feb 11, 2017
Central to The beaches, on marine Parade with access to north coast, inland to Westville and the Berea. Clean facilities and friendly staff responded well to my requests
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Close to beach

3 out of 5
by from Mtl
Posted Sep 9, 2016
Well located by the beach. Dated rooms and hotel but fair price and clean.
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Hotel in no go area for European travellers

1 out of 5
by from Milton Keynes UK
Posted Jan 10, 2016
Pros: Some of the staff were very nice and friendly, and tried really hard. But because the hotel lacks real care for guests there efforts were often lost.
Cons: It's a shame but because of the location and guests it attracts, the overall standards within the hotel are poor. Its hard to see any improvement.
Location: Parts of Durban city centre are beautiful. However stay to the south or north in a far safer friendlier area then visit the city on a day trip.
South Africa is a beautiful country, but unfortunately for the European traveller there are many areas that are not safe to visit or stay in. It's a shame to say but the Hotel Protea Edward is situated in one of these areas. Right out side the hotel are children's paddling pools, a fair, and a massive amount of locals hell bent on partying. When leaving the hotel the atmosphere is intimidating. The litter and rubbish was so overbearing we wondered if any of these locals had any respect for their beautiful country. Being European you really stick out. In fact we heard on the local radio that someone was stabbed and killed on the beach in central Durban on the last night of our stay. The noise and children screaming, with enjoyment, goes on well into the night, and because its all happening so close to the hotel, and the noise is so loud, the rooms are far from relaxing. We were told by some locals later on our that we should have stayed either to the south or north of Durban because the areas are far more friendly. Durban city centre is worth seeing but this can be done in a 3 hour tour, so unlike us, there is no point in staying in the centre. During our stay at the hotel we had an horrific experience (Expedia and Marriot were made aware). The hotel management promised us massive compensation but unfortunately on our return to the UK they changed their mind. It was my fault because I wish I had recorded the conversation with the management. Hotel lacked European standards.
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Nice Hotel, Marriott Group

5 out of 5
by from Maputo, Mozambique
Posted Nov 16, 2015
Pros: Centraly located in front of beach and promenade.
Cons: Serve coktails and caipirinhas at the hotel's bar/lounge.
Location: Jog, walk, run, ride bikes, tricycles, skate board, fishing, dining, shopping and great location for kids as there are plenty grounds and a water park
The hotel is centrally located between South Beach and North Beach. Directly across the promenade and beach. Close to many restaurants and 25 minutes’ walk to the Soccer and Rugby Stadium in North beach side. Great location for those walkers and there are places to rent bikes on the promenade.
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Central location, overlooking the beach

5 out of 5
by from Hampshire, England
Posted Oct 13, 2015
I spent 4 nights at the Protea Hotel, Edward. The hotel exceeded my expectations, it is centrally located with friendly staff, and a good bar and restaurant. The only real negative is the permanent 'Fun World' located opposite the hotel which was somewhat noisy if you want to relax on the hotel balcony during the day or early evening.
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Good visit to Durban for Comrades

4 out of 5
Posted Jun 7, 2015
Pros: Great sea view. Good restaurants within walking distance.
Cons: More breakfast options - casual coffee and bagel for example as opposed to jus full cooked option.
Location: Seafront.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Seafront area is safe to walk if you're sensible and has plenty of restaurants. Is opposite fun fair so can hear music, but sea view is wonderful.
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Old school promenade hotel

4 out of 5
by from Linlithgow, West Lothian
Posted May 26, 2015
Pros: Location. Some excellent staff. Colonial style public areas.
Cons: Freshen up room furnishings and layout. Some staff need to be more attentive and engaging. Increase breakfast buffet selection.
Location: Beach is on your doorstep, several good ding and drinking options very near, UShaka Marine World nearby, well worth a visit.
I stayed here for 2 nights, 20th and 21st May 2015. Was looking for a high quality beach hotel to treat myself. Certainly the Edward is handy for the beach, but to my eye a hotel in this category needs to keep it's room style a little more up to date as mine felt a little bit well, dated as opposed to a conscious colonial style which would actuall. Also there was a degree of inconsistency in terms of the quality of staff- all the doormen, security guards, the porters and some of the reception staff were excellent but a few working on reception and in the breakfast serving could have been more attentive and engaged more with the guests. I had a corner room which meant that I had only a "half sea view". In general I liked this hotel very much, and the rate I obtained was good value. The public areas of the hotel are definitely strong points. I ordered room service once during my stay. It was good food and arrived promptly. Breakfast buffet was reasonable, but there was nothing like the degree of choice or quality that I would have expected from a hotel in this category. WIFI worked reasonably well but dropped out on a few occasions. Reception staff gave me generous access to the business area two evenings on the trot. I would single out 2 individuals for praise- the security guard who insisted on providing me a personal escort to a nearby ATM (sorry for not spotting his name) and Johnny on porterage services for organising tours and advice and generally making sure I was okay.
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Superb location!

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 6, 2014
Superb location! Staff was pleasant. Johnny at the Bell Desk was one of the best hotel employees I have ever come across in all of my travels. He acted as a concierge and was eager to assist with any thing and everything. Truly an outstanding employee. Hotel felt very dirty. Room was not cleaned well, hair everywhere. Tub/shower was simply gross. Other than that, I would recommend. I just hope that the housekeeping staff can be trained to do a better job.
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Protea Edward review

2 out of 5
Posted Apr 5, 2013
Pros: Location, great view
Cons: Poor service
Location: Next to the ocean. Great location.
I stayed for 15 days, got a sea side room which was great. It has great location, great views. However, there were service issues. Beyond the 3rd day the wifi on the 7th floor stopped working. The hotel did not have any clue on how to fix it. Room service menu was very small. The breakfast spread not impressive, no variation in dinner spread. Room service won't respond to calls. Food quality was good. Very nice lamb curry. Figured out that price wise this was exactly same as Hilton as well. Overall not recommended.
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